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“Excellent small hotel with very attentive owner managers.”
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West Lodge Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Aston Clinton
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Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

Second stay here, and will visit again. Rooms well furnished with everything I needed including comprehensive hospitality tray.

Made very welcome by Julie who showed me to my room and ensured everything was in order.

Best part of the stay was the cooked breakfast made to order with local ingredients. Real bacon served with the rind on, just as it should be.

It's obvious to me that the owners, Julie and Mike, really make a lot of effort to ensure guests have the best stay possible.

Locally, I would recommend the Thai restaurant up the road. Food and service excellent.

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Reviewed November 13, 2013

West Lodge is a truly charming building with a great deal of history and character, and is very comfortable inside. We were warmly welcomed on arrival and had an excellent dinner in the lovely dining room with views out over the pretty garden. Breakfast was equally enjoyable!

Julie and Mike are extremely good hosts who make you feel very much at home.

The hotel is very well situated for local attractions and with the delightful town of Wendover almost on the doorstep. We look forward to staying at West Lodge again.

Room Tip: Room 3, being at the back of the building, was very quiet.
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

just back from our second stayat west lodge good rooms good food and very helpful stayed here because it is very handy for raf halton a 5 minute drive good pub over the road the bell for meals and a decent pint cheers

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

Its the second time we have stayed at West lodge Hotel and each occasion has been a delight. Julie and Mike are lovely people who can't do enough for you. When our plane to England was
held up on cold wet night it was wonderful to arrive to a hot roast dinner. Our rooms, in the old converted stables, were comfortable and cosy with lovely views over the garden. In the morning we were greeted by "Sparkie" the cat and then proceeded to a beautifully prepared cooked breakfast. The location is easy to drive to various sites of interest without getting caught up in traffic. Travelling with friends to discover the sites of Midsommer Murders, it was easy to find our way to various Buckinghamshire and Oxford villages and pubs from there. There are several eating places within walking distance. Lovely place to stay and will definely be back.

Room Tip: Stable rooms are our favourites.
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

Used this hotel for a base with friends visiting attractions within the area, we received a very helpful and warm welcome.
The accomodation was of good quality with a high standard of cleanliness and comfort. The setting is delightful and we wished the English weather had been kind enough for us to enjoy the wonderful garden.
We had a very comprehensive breakfast each day and were rally spoilt for choice, food and service of a high standard. This is a delightful building and the owners could not have been more helpful with advice on local attractions.
Small English Hotel at its best.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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mikeb29, Owner at West Lodge Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2013

Thank you for the feedback - I think this is a perfect summary of what we are all about at West Lodge. Hope to see you again in the future. Very best regards Mike

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Reviewed September 11, 2013

Wed loved everything - from the delightful hosts to the charming dining room, to the outstanding breakfast, cleanliness, atmosphere etc. etc. The narrow steep stairs are not for the faint-hearted, and the hand rail is inadequate, but this is a very minor comment. Room #3 was a great combination of the old and the new - everything upgraded but maintaining the charm of yesteryear. We would love to come back.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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mikeb29, Owner at West Lodge Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2013

Thank you for the lovely comments and hope you had a safe trip back. Very best regards mike

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Reviewed September 10, 2013

Attending a wedding in nearby Wendover, we chose West Lodge because it looked a little bit different. I'd often driven past it when I lived in the area, thought it looked lovely, but had no occasion to stay. Living further away now, I had my excuse.

On arrival, the owners were very warm and welcoming, we felt like we'd arrived to stay with old friends. First impressions in the reception were that the hotel was warm, bright, very clean with olde worlde quaintness. It's an historic building and it has kept its charm.

We were shown to room 7 up the winding stairs. It's a nice size, with a large bathroom. Bright and airy. There was an extension plug provided in the dresser drawer with a full sized hairdryer so no issues about lack of plug sockets for all your mobiles, tablets, gadgets etc. Free wifi is great too. Tea/coffee etc is provided - just ask if you need more or prefer fresh milk.

The shower was quite adequate. Plenty of hot water and not a bad rate of flow, but if you're used to a power shower, this won't suit.

We sat in the cosy comfortable reception reading the papers enjoying a well earned G&T whilst waiting for our taxi to the wedding, listening to some great blues on the musics system.

After the reception was over, we were glad to reach our comfy bed, we both slept very well.

The breakfast room was very nice, laid up with elegant china and silverware. There was a bit of a wait to be acknowledged and get a pot of tea as there appeared to be only one waitress on, but we weren't in a tearing hurry.

There was a decent selection of fruit, cereals, juices and yogurts on the buffet table. My other half is a vegetarian and there were veggie sausages on offer on the cooked menu.

The cooked breakfast, as others have said, was smallish, just one small rasher of bacon and one sausage (two veggie ones), one egg. All beautifully cooked and prepared with local produce.

There are some imperfections and quirks. Our bathroom window had some obscuring film added to it and the edges had gone black, but that was all I could find fault with. If you want to analyse everything, you will find fault, and if you want ultra modern and hi-tech, then don't book an historic lodge house.

If you want a peaceful, genteel experience then do choose West Lodge.

If we're ever in the area again and need somewhere to stay, I wouldn't hesitate to book.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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mikeb29, Owner at West Lodge Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2013

Hi, many thanks for the kind comments and so pleased you were able to appreciate what we are trying to do at West Lodge. Hope to see you again soon! Very best regards mike

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Address: 45 London Road, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury HP22 5HL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Buckinghamshire > Aylesbury Vale > Aylesbury > Aston Clinton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Aston Clinton
Price Range: $114 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — West Lodge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
West Lodge Hotel, near Aylesbury, was originally a 19th century Lodge House and part of the Rothschild Estate. Privately owned, West Lodge has been sympathetically restored with an eye for detail and comfort. An ideal location for small weddings, functions, private parties, business conferences or those guests attending local courses at ESRI, RAF Halton, Green Park, Aylesbury and Grendon Underwood Prison Training Centre. ... more   less 
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